SJF Ventures is a venture capital partnership with offices in Durham, New York and San Francisco. Through its investment funds, the firm provides equity financings from $1MM to $10MM, solo or in syndicates, to companies seeking growth capital.
As a venture fund, SJF Ventures focuses on the resource efficiency, sustainability and technology-enhanced services sectors. Representative investment areas include efficiency and infrastructure, asset recovery including reuse and recycling, sustainable agriculture and food safety, health and wellness technology, education technology and digital media and marketing services.
When assessing investment opportunities, SJF Ventures is highly selective in identifying teams, markets and business models that can achieve rapid sales, strong profitability, and premium exits. In addition, SJF looks to partner with entrepreneurs who are committed to positively impacting the world through the businesses that they are creating.
SJF Ventures’ partners assist portfolio companies in developing and executing strategic growth, building the board and executive management team, exploring capitalization structures, pursuing growth mergers and acquisitions, and enhancing market presence.
SJF Institute, an allied non-profit organization, connects, inspires, and accelerates sustainable entrepreneurs and the fields that support them by holding summits and workshops, presenting awards and best practices papers, and mentoring entrepreneurs.
"Community Energy was impressed by the expertise, diligence and deep network SJF Ventures demonstrated in leading our $6 MM Series A round. After the investment, SJF has been active on the board in the recruitment of new independent Directors, strategic insights on expansion, industry and finance referrals, and market intelligence. They also supported our plans for a capital efficient corporate model that intelligently leverages the project finance capital markets. With SJF Ventures, we were fortunate to find an investor aligned well with CEI on building a values-driven enterprise that rapidly scales solar power and renewable energy utilization."
Brent Alderfer, CEO, Community Energy, Inc.